Shadow Plays: Virtual Realities in an Analog World

Chapter 4, Note 121

Paying homage to Belzoni, Edward Upham writes in 1822: “So much has his perseverance and characteristic energy effected for the literary and antiquarian world, in bringing to light these beautiful and unparalleled sepulchral chambers, that every attempt to unfold their meaning, and every successful addenda to our knowledge of Egyptian symbols from their mystic forms, will ever be connected with his successful discovery and name.” Memoranda, Illustrative of the Tombs and Sepulchral Decorations of the Egyptians With a Key to the Egyptian Tomb Now Exhibiting in Piccadilly: Also, Remarks on Mummies, and Observations on the Process of Embalming (London: Thomas Boys, 1822), iv.

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